Publication Ethics

The "Journal of Social Signs Review" (JSSR) is committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct in scholarly publishing. This policy outlines the expected behavior for authors, reviewers, editors, and the journal itself, fostering a fair and reliable platform for disseminating research in the field of social signs.

1. Authorship:

  • Authorship should be based on significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, or analysis/interpretation of the research. All authors must actively participate in the writing process and share responsibility for the final manuscript.
  • Honorary authorship is discouraged, and contributors who do not meet authorship criteria should be acknowledged in other ways (e.g., funding sources, technical assistance).
  • Changes to authorship after submission require justification and approval from the editor.

2. Originality and Plagiarism:

  • JSSR adheres to a strict zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism in all its forms, including self-plagiarism. Manuscripts will be screened for plagiarism using software and manual checks.
  • Authors must be transparent in citing and referencing the work of others, properly acknowledging all sources used in their research.
  • Duplicate publication is prohibited. Manuscripts submitted concurrently to JSSR and other journals are considered unethical.
  • Authors should disclose any potential conflicts of interest, such as funding sources or collaborations, that may influence their research.

3. Research Ethics:

  • All research involving human or animal subjects must adhere to relevant ethical guidelines and legal requirements. Authors must provide information about informed consent, ethical approval processes, and data anonymization/privacy protocols used in their studies.
  • Research conducted with ethical violations will not be considered for publication.

4. Peer Review:

  • JSSR employs a double-blind peer-review process, ensuring rigorous and impartial evaluation of manuscripts.
  • Reviewers are expected to maintain confidentiality, objectivity, and fairness in their assessments. They should provide constructive feedback and avoid personal attacks on the authors.
  • Editors will ensure the impartiality of the review process, managing potential conflicts of interest and preventing bias.

5. Editorial Responsibilities:

  • JSSR editors are committed to upholding the scientific integrity of the journal. They will make publication decisions based solely on the merit of the research and the review process.
  • Editors will promptly address any ethical concerns raised about manuscripts or published articles.
  • Retraction or correction may be issued if significant errors, plagiarism, or unethical conduct is discovered.